Last post on Dec 08, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#28677 of 32206 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [thegraduate]
Feb 24, 2013 (9:13 am)
I agree with what you say - to an extent
Buying new can mean worry free, warranty covered issues, and better reliability
Buying used can mean costly repairs and unreliability - something (especially females) cannot sacrifice
however my post was simply about the credit issues that many Americans today face, that is all =] I was replying to a poster who obviously does not understand that for some people - most people - 9.49 interest rate is OK for them - and the best they can get given a tough economy and poor credit - it's not 30% - it's not that horrible
#28678 of 32206 Re: My New hero [isellhondas]
Feb 24, 2013 (9:17 am)
"Oh, I know. It always amazed me what some people would put themselves through in their zeal to "save" a few (very few) dollars. "
A few years back when I was leasing a new car, I had a target of $249 per month that I'd calculated would be an excellent deal. The salesman came back with $252. I spent the next 3 hours negotiating to get the $249. My wife told me while I was still feeling pleased with myself that I'd just spent 3 hours of mine, hers and the salesman's time to save $108 over 3 years.
#28679 of 32206 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [ar831]
Feb 24, 2013 (9:28 am)
being from South Florida also - I would suggest Bright Star credit union as a place to start
Let me clarify something: they will not report to the credit bureau on a "debit" card attached to your account - but by opening a checking account with them, with a debit card attached to that account, you could then apply for a credit card with them - that's when they would report to credit bureau - by opening the account they would see you are financially responsible (don't make any mistakes) and that's when in 6-8 months you can apply for an auto loan with them - this is a good strategy that really works!
Hope that this helps
#28680 of 32206 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX Purchase - Good Deal? [islover]
Feb 24, 2013 (10:09 am)
When you guys are done licking your mortal wounds ..... Maybe you should consider just ripping me... ..... ... LOL
#28681 of 32206 Re: First time car buyer [islover]
Feb 24, 2013 (10:33 am)
1. Glad to see you've had time to catch up on your responses to previous posts.
Here's my .02
"again, why use my post to vent and rant - going completely off subject? "
It's what we do. Besides, I'd had too much caffeine that day
"stick to the subject! "
I think we did. Many of us STILL find it amazing that anyone can be FORCED in to buying something they don't want. Perhaps it was the time crunch you were in to buy a car THAT DAY.
"buying cars & helpful advice!"
it's important to learn from one's mistakes; either our own or what we read on COOPERATIVE forums like these. This is one of the more popular threads on edmunds so we tend to get a little bit of everything on here. Overall, I think it's worthwhile and i try to give back more than i get.
Lastly, the fact that you mentioned you were female has nothing to do with my opinion or responses. Now, some dealership personnel may think they can get one over on you, but that is NOT always the case. time to move on - i'm boring myself...
#28683 of 32206 Re: Honda dealerships will never lose money [islover]
Feb 24, 2013 (11:23 am)
Because you wrote "Honda dealerships, and every other auto dealer will never lose money" and wanted to point out that I believe that is not a correct statement. And instead of just expressing an opionion, I added some facts regarding dealerships I'm familiar with.
And I think your reply to my comment was rather rude and did not expect it from you considering you have expressed the opinion that rudeness in not appropriate in the forum.
And you can decide what posts of mine are helpful and I'll do the same with yours. Glad you don't have a self-esteem issue.
#28684 of 32206 Re: Honda dealerships will never lose money [huskerfan5]
Feb 24, 2013 (1:12 pm)
Too bad her confidence didn't make it into the finance manager's office when it came time for that "forced" warranty signing.
For the record, I am very happy that she was able to unwind that screwjob and get her money back. I also hope that "ar831" is equally successful in that regard.
As i tell my kids, if you do things right the FIRST time, you don't waste time and brain cells cleaning up the mess. They still love me though (i think).
#28685 of 32206 back on topic: Let's talk TIRES
Feb 24, 2013 (1:37 pm)
In an effort to keep the price of the Accord model down, Honda skimped on tires this year. While this may not upset 95% of you, it bothers me. So, when contemplating your choice, take a look at the tires. If leasing, it doesn't really matter. If you are the type to keep your Accord for a long time, it might.
Tirerack dot com has all the OEM tires listed for each trim level.
LX (16 inch version): Firestone Affinity (yuk) or Continental ContiproContact (ok) both ~$110
EX (17 inch version): Goodyear Assurance ($133); Michelin Primacy MXV4 ($184)
Sport (18 inch version): Michelin Primacy MXM4 ($252)
For some of you out there, just make sure they are rubber, round and black...
#28686 of 32206 Re: Honda dealerships will never lose money [huskerfan5]
Feb 24, 2013 (1:50 pm)
No one is buying honda cars at the moment and posting those crazy prices of getting ripped off have stopped for the moment and the players in this forum got there testosterone back and cleared the air with love, and marriage, debt, and warranties i have a question.
I just came back from church.
Do i need to work on my people skills????????
Purchasing a car online or by phone doesn't add up to a stressful situation. Saves many hours of wasted time in dealerships. fastest way to determine
What market value is for any vehicle.......Buying this way' has proven to me how i receive a good deal. Its not about sucking every penny out of the deal. It is nice knowing you made the best deal possible in your area. Or going down the road to make a good deal.
Tomorrow i'll probably have road rage back.
Lets go Silver lining play book........... I'M rooting for the young girl Lawrence to win the academy award... al thou Ann Hathaway was also very good.
And she drives a Honda